Regular Season Round 4 - December 15, 2009 CET: 20:00 Local time: 20:00 - TELEKOM DOME

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Last 16 0-0
0-3 Regular Season 3-0
0-3 Overall 3-0

Referees

Crew Chief
FACCHINI, FABIO, Italy
Referee
JURAS, MARKO, Serbia
Umpire
KOWALSKI, MARCIN, Poland

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.7 Points 86.3
36.7 Rebounds 32.0
12.3 O. Rebounds 6.3
24.3 D. Rebounds 25.7
9.3 Assists 15.0
3.7 Steals 6.3
2.0 Blocks 2.0
14.7 Turnovers 11.7
56.1 % 2PT 58.9 %
14.0 % 3PT 45.9 %
84.8 % FT 70.6 %
70.0 Index 95.7

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
21.0 / Taylor Points 23.0 / Popovic
9.7 / ENSMINGER, CHRIS Rebounds 7.7 / Loncar
3.0 / FLOMO, PATRICK OR 2.7 / Loncar
6.7 / ENSMINGER, CHRIS DR 5.0 / Loncar
3.3 / Strasser Assists 6.0 / Popovic
1.0 / Taylor Steals 1.7 / Samoylenko
1.0 / FLOMO, PATRICK Blocks 1.3 / Loncar
2.3 / Taylor Turnovers 2.7 / STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS
70.0 % / FLOMO, PATRICK 2PT 100.0 % / TKATCHENKO, IGOR
22.2 % / Dupree 3PT 60.0 % / Veremeenko
100.0 % / Taylor FT 80.0 % / Loncar
22.0 / ENSMINGER, CHRIS Index 25.0 / Popovic

THE TAKE

With its back to the wall, winless Telekom Bonn will have to hope its home crowd can make the difference in its Week 4 do-or-die clash with undefeated Unics Kazan. Bonn, which is in fourth place in Group D, fell 76-64 to Unics just seven day ago in Russia, but the Unics players must know that no team is as dangerous as one playing at home and in desperation mode. Unics is one of the top offensive clubs in the competition tied for first place with 86 points per game and has ridden its potent attack to a 3-0 record, good for first place in the group. Last week, Bonn lost mainly due its sloppy ball handling and poor execution of offensive sets, which led to 17 turnovers and just 6 assists. Bonn’s first challenge is to protect the ball better and then to try and move it with more precision since it has shown to possess the individual weapons to compete with the likes of Unics. Where Bonn did flourish in its first meeting with Unics was on the boards, out-rebounding its hosts 39-32. Bonn big man Chirs Ensminger is second in the entire competition in rebounds, while young big man Tim Ohlbrecht and backup Patrick Flomo grabbed 7 and 11 boards, respectively, against Unics last week. Unics once again will look to center Kresimir Loncar, who can both score and rebound with the best of them, to battle Ensminger in the low post. This matchup was an excellent duel last week and should offer fireworks again on Tuesday. Ohlbrecht is flanked by small forward Bryce Taylor, who is fifth best in the Eurocup in scoring. Unics will turn to Igor Zamanskiy and Vladimir Veremeenko and super sub Saulius Stombergas to handle Bryce and co. With so much muscle up front for Bonn, a lot of responsibility falls on the shoulders of playmaker Jared Jordan, who will have to step up and lead his team while taking care of the ball as well as not letting Unics sharpshooter Marko Popovic get too many open looks at the basket. The Unics guard is fourth best in the Eurocup in scoring and last week versus Bonn dished out 7 assists to go with his 17 points. If Popovic and Loncar have big nights again in Bonn, things could get messy for the home team.

REFEREES: Fabio Facchini, Marko Juras, Marcin Kowalski
Monday, December 14, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

KOCH, MICHAEL
Telekom Bonn
"After losing the first three games, we now have to secure a victory if we want to make it to the next round. Last week, in Kazan we could see how good their team is. Nonetheless I believe that we can beat them at home. Now they have the long and exhausting trip before the game. We will do everything in our power to win the game."

Players

STRASSER, JOHANNES
Telekom Bonn
"Last week in Kazan, we played a decent game. Unfortunately we had a bad day offensively. But now we play at home in the Telekom Dome. With the support of our home crowd we have a chance to beat top teams like Kazan. Against Joventut we ended up a few points short. Hopefully this is different against Unics."
Marko Popovic - Unics Kazan (photo telekom-baskets-bonn.de, Jörn Wolter)Unics Kazan is a new Last 16 team stands at the top of the Group D ladder thanks to a valuable road win by 62-66 on Tuesday night at Telekom Bonn. The win lifts Unics to a 4-0 record to stay undefeated and march into the second phase, while Telekom Bonn drops to 0-4 and is out of the race for the Last 16. Unics dominated the first minutes of the game, but two technical fouls called on Terrel Lyday allowed Bonn to react with a 21-5 burst that put them in control again just starting the second half, 40-38. From tehn on, things remained unclear for both teams until Marko Popovic sealed the deal in the last minute. Popovic led the winners with his 19 points, Kresimir Loncar added 14, Lyday 13 and Vladimir Veremeenko posted 11 for Unics. For Telekom Bonn, Bryce Taylor led the way with 18 and Ronald Dupree contributed 16 for the losing team.

Bryce Taylor and Kresimir Loncar traded baskets to start the scoring in the game, 2-2. The first minutes featured high-paced scoring as it soon was 9-9 with Tim Ohlbrecht and Igor Zamanskiy threes for each side. Unics seemed to be taking slight control of the situation by managing to stay ahead in each play, as Zamanskiy scored again for 11-14. The collective effort in offense of Unics was paying off for a 15-20 lead as Telekom Bonn was struggling from the arc and with rebounds. The scoring run of the guests improved to 2-10 as Petr Samoylenko nailed a free throw to close the first quarter with a 15-24 Unics lead. Alex King could finally add points to Bonn's column to start the second quarter but then, Unics replied with to straight baskets to maintain the order. Unics was having a sweet moment in offense when Terrell Lyday nailed a three for a 19-33 lead in minute 15. At this point, Telekom Bonn stroke back with an 13-3 burst with protagonism for Ronald Dupree and Taylor from the free throw line after Lyday was called for consecutive technical fouls. The hosts got as close as 33-36 but Marko Popovic was now stepping up from downtown to keep Unics ahead. However, Taylor's insistence allowed the hosts to finally tie the game again, 38-38, completing a 19-5 run, to send the game into halftime.

Bryce Taylor - Telekom Baskets Bonn (photo telekom-baskets-bonn.de, Jörn Wolter)Dupree slammed the ball for Bonn top open the second half and put the hosts ahead again, 40-38, and from that moment, both teams started to trade baskets to keep tying the game. The rebounds battle was balanced at this point but the hosts still struggled form the arc with a 2 of 11. Good free throw accuracy, solid percentages from the field and the 10 assists versus Unics' 6 allowed them to keep adding points. But the guests didn't give up and through Loncar and Vladimir Veremeenko, they had a 0-4 to get some air again, but Dupree (who else?) kept his momentum going for his 14th point, 46-48. Lyday stormed back on court with five straight points of his own to boost Unics but free throws by Taylor close the third period with a 50-53 Unics lead. Things stayed hot for the first half of the decisive period as Unics was always ahead, but Telekom Bonn never let go. Lyday opened the quarter with a three-point play while Taylor, Johannse Strasser and Patrick Flomo kept the hosts alive, 56-60 entering minute 38. With defenses at full throttle and some doubts in offense for both sides, points came up scarce at this moment. Chris Ensminger and Loncar traded free throws as the clock ticked away, and entering the last minute, Popovic left a layup for 58-64 that could prove decisive. Popovic added a later free throw but Taylor and Flomo scored for their team making it 62-66 but there was no time for more as Unics managed to pull a valuable road win.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: FACCHINI, FABIO (ITA), JURAS, MARKO (SRB), KOWALSKI, MARCIN (POL)
Attendance: 3925
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Head coach: KOCH, MICHAEL
Telekom Bonn
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 TAYLOR, BRYCE 30:03 18 6/10 0/2 6/6   1 1 3 1 1     1 3 18
5 ENSMINGER, CHRIS 22:27 7 2/10   3/4 5 3 8   1 3     5 4 3
6 STRASSER, JOHANNES 11:34 2   0/2 2/2   2 2     3     2 2 -1
7 KING, ALEX 17:03 2 1/3       1 1     2     1 2  
10 JORDAN, JARED 27:44 4 2/7 0/5   4 3 7 5 1           7
11 KOLODZIEJSKI, ARTUR 10:39     0/1         1   2     2   -4
13 FLOMO, PATRICK 31:36 6 3/6     2 3 5   1 1 2   2   8
14 OHLBRECHT, TIM 21:29 7 2/2 1/3   2 1 3 1   1     4   4
15 DUPREE, RONALD 27:25 16 5/9 1/5 3/3   8 8 1 3 2     4 2 16
17 WOHLFARTH, JONAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 1 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 62 21/47 2/18 14/15 16 23 39 11 7 16 2 0 21 13 54
44.7% 11.1% 93.3%
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Head coach: CHOMICIUS, VALDEMARAS
Unics
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 LYDAY, TERRELL 30:18 13 2/4 2/6 3/3   2 2 2 2 2     3 4 12
6 POPOVIC, MARKO 37:02 19 3/4 3/9 4/4   3 3 4   6       5 18
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 33:22 6 1/1 1/2 1/2 2 5 7 1 1 1 1   2 4 15
8 KUZYAKIN, ARTEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 SAMOYLENKO, PETR 9:22 1     1/2                 2 1 -1
10 LONCAR, KRESIMIR 28:23 14 6/11 0/3 2/2 1 6 7   1 1     2 2 13
11 STOMBERGAS, SAULIUS 20:42 2 0/1 0/1 2/2 1 2 3     2     2 1  
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 36:38 11 4/6 0/1 3/4 2 4 6 1   2 1   4 4 13
20 NAZMIEV, RUSLAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 TKATCHENKO, IGOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 ZVARYKIN, VICTOR 4:13                              
Team           2 3 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 66 16/27 6/22 16/19 8 25 33 8 4 15 2 0 15 21 74
59.3% 27.3% 84.2%
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Head Coaches

KOCH, MICHAEL
Telekom Bonn
"Congratulations to my friend Valdemaras Chomicius and his team. In this competition we played four not bad games. Also in this game we came back at the end but as you could see, in all games there is a difference between experienced teams and Telekom Baskets Bonn. My team tried hard but these are moments we only can learn from. I am sad that our great fans could not see a win."
CHOMICIUS, VALDEMARAS
Unics
"I think we started very well. We wanted to try something different than at home one week ago. Today our defense was not too bad because we had to play with only six players. In our rotation one player was missing so we were happy not to lose a big man. At the end of the second quarter we lost control of the game. After that we came back until the end when we won by four points. I am very happy because because a road win in the Eurocup is a valuablething for Unics."

Players

TAYLOR, BRYCE
Telekom Bonn
"We played this game with great intensity. After the first quarter we improved our defense. We played together as a team and played a great effort tonight. Kazan is very strong, they moved the ball, they shot the ball well and we have had too many mistakes at the important time of the game. I am very disappointed because we had the chance to move on to the next round."
POPOVIC, MARKO
Unics
"This was a really hard game with good defense from both teams. I am very happy because we probably qualified for the next round. I felt good playing in this gym and it was a big joy in front of this crowd. The only thing I am not happy about is that both teams together just scored 128 points. We should have given some more for the fans."
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